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  • Updated: April 12, 2024

Ogbonnaya Onu's demise marks end of an era — Yahaya

Ogbonnaya Onu's demise marks end of an era — Yahaya

The Chairman of the Northern States Governors' Forum (NSGF), Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has described the demise of the former Governor of Abia State, the late Ogbonnaya Onu as the end of an era.

Yahaya who doubles as Gombe State Governor expressed deep sorrow over the death, adding that the deceased had made remarkable contributions to Nigeria's politics.

Late Onu died on Thursday, aged 72 and was the former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and the first civilian governor of Abia State.

In a condolence message on behalf of the 19 northern governors on Friday, the NSGF Chairman paid tribute to the late statesman "who made remarkable contributions to Nigeria's political landscape, leaving behind a legacy of humility, hard work, and exceptional service to the nation".

As made available by Ismaila Uba Misilli, his spokesperson, Governor Yahaya recalled that the late Onu's tenure as Governor of Abia State and his subsequent role as Minister of Science and Technology were characterized by dedication and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

He added that the deceased had made invaluable contributions to the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said: "Chief Ogbonnaya Onu's demise marks the end of an era, but his legacy will continue to inspire and guide future generations in their service to Nigeria. 

"The Northern States Governors' Forum joins the nation in mourning the loss of a distinguished statesman and offers prayers for the repose of his soul."

The NSGF chairman equally extended his condolences to the deceased's family, the governments of Ebonyi and Abia States, as well as the entire South East region, "praying God to grant the deceased eternal rest, and give his family the fortitude to bear this profound loss."

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